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PlayStation Plus: Shadow of the Colossus is Free for Members

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54w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer announced today that Shadow of the Colossus is free for PS Plus members as part of this weeks PlayStation Plus content updates.

To quote: Those poor, poor Colossi. All they want is be left alone to wander majestically, but if you want to save your lady friend, you're gonna have to bring them down. I know.

Take a minute to prepare your mental state, and then make sure your hard drive is ready for this awesome game when it becomes free for PlayStation Plus members tomorrow. There are also discounts on some Activision titles including classic titles like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.

All of these PS Plus benefits will be available after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 10/8.

Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99

Experience a majestic journey through ancient lands, on a quest to bring a girl back to life. The only way to save her is to slay sixteen Colossi. Explore expansive landscapes and seek out each gigantic beast in its own natural habitat.

Armed with only a sword, a bow, each Colossus presents a unique challenge to test your wits, determination, and skill. Shadow of the Colossus is an epic adventure on a scale unlike anything else. Experience...
 

Video: Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita: Tough Choices, Colossal Bosses

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88w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa has posted up a video today spotlighting the tough choices and colossal bosses in Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita below.

To quote: Soul Sacrifice is, as its name suggests, a game that asks the player to make an ultimate decision. It happens every time you defeat an enemy, actually - a choice to either save the enemy's soul, or sacrifice it for your own gain.

How you customize your character in this regard is crucial, since you're going to go up against some very large enemies. That scale, and the importance of making the player truly feel it, is at the heart of this piece from composer Wataru Hokoyama:

"An unbelievably gigantic enemy appears before you. For this piece, I focused on bringing out the full potential of a full scale orchestra by using bold orchestration to depict the immeasurable sense of scale of the enemy's size and power. I hope the score will make the players feel like, "there is no way I can beat an enemy with this kind of scale." - Wataru Hokoyama





Because there are gigantic, powerful enemies, it's important to build your character's stats and levels. Your decision of saving or sacrificing will affect what type of character you want to build.
 

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus PS3 3.41 CFW EBOOT Patch Out

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161w ago - Today PlayStation 3 scene release group DUPLEX released both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus PS3 and also an ICO and Shadow of the Colossus FW 3.41 EBOOT Patch for PS3 CFW users.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links]

Previously, the game was playable on PS3 Custom Firmware 3.55 via multiMAN PS3 Backup Manager, and to quote from the PS3 NFO File:

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Enter a world of enchantment and wonder, where once was, is nevermore. ICO, a mysterious boy, has been expelled...
 

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection PS3 Bonus Content

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166w ago - Today Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has revealed the upcoming PlayStation 3 bonus content and PS3 Trophies for ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

To quote: The release of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, bundling two of the most highly acclaimed video games of all time, is right around the corner.

Back in July, we revealed that there will be some exciting bonus video content included on the disc, as well as a dynamic theme for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus. Now that the videos are finished, I'm happy to give you a preview of what you'll be able to look forward to when the collection hits on September 27.

Right from your disc, you'll be able to enjoy these five exclusive bonus videos and go behind-the-scenes to learn more about these two classics and the visionaries that created them:

• Early concept and prototype video montage of ICO
• Early concept and prototype video montage of Shadow of the Colossus
• Initial concept video for NICO, a game that was never made but turned into Shadow of the Colossus, including an on-camera introduction from creator Fumito Ueda
• Candid 20+ minute round-table discussion between Fumito Ueda...
 

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection Bonus Content Details

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170w ago - Today Sony's Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has detailed the bonus content coming to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: We're just a few short months away from the release of the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PlayStation 3.

As mentioned in the original announcement, this new collection features two of the most highly acclaimed video games of all time, now with full 1080p HD and stereoscopic 3D support, 7.1 surround sound, and full PSN Trophy support, all for just $39.99.

As if that wasn't enough reason to pick up this collection in September, I'm happy to announce that the disc will also come with some amazing bonus content. Packed in every new copy of the game will be a voucher for two XMB Dynamic Themes, one for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus.

In addition, on the disc itself will be a ton of exclusive video content from ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian that fans won't want to miss. We're busy finalizing the videos as we speak, and will have more details to share next month.

Don't forget to pre-order your copy before it hits stores on September 27!
 
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